|In this borderless age, with the world becoming smaller and smaller, local events become international news, and international news has influence on a local level.|
Shinano Mainichi Shimbun newspaper uses an informative network comprising twin head offices in Nagano City and Matsumoto City, and 25 branches in Nagano Prefecture, Tokyo and other parts of Japan to provide extensive coverage of important relevant issues and events.
Among Japan's local papers, Shinano Mainichi Shimbun is unique in that it researches and writes its own stories and editorials on international events. This is a product of the days when Nagano Prefecture's most important industry was local silk production and people needed to stay abreast the worldwide silk market trends that had such a direct effect on their lives. In postwar Nagano, the precision machinery and electrical appliance industries became the prefecture's industrial mainstays, and Shinmai, in response, further increased its coverage of international trends and events.